Melanie Smith is a Senior in College...majoring in Missions at Union Bible College. Her degree requires her to take 2 internships. We feel VERY HONORED that she chose our family with whom to do her first internship! We had only met Melanie one time (at the UBC Missionary convention last Fall) so we didn't really know her...but we are learning that she is a DEAR! We are surely enjoying having her. She is being a HUGE blessing. Helping with meals, washing dishes, hanging wet clothes, folding dry ones, helping with babies, singing in the church, making cookies to pass out at church, playing her violin, greeting the church, giving devotionals to young people, helping make ministry calls, etc. Here are some pics from her first Sunday with us!
~On Saturday Melanie and Kimberly made 136 or so Oatmeal raisin cookies to pass out at church. (We kept some home to feed our guests for dessert for our Sunday dinner.)
~Kimberly and Melanie playing their violins and yours truly playing and singing the beautiful hymns during church.~
~Bro. Jimmy, Sis. Farly, Sarah and Gaby worshipping Jesus through song.~
~We also had 2 visitors from KS in church with us on Sunday. They are a couple that we met in Fall 2009 while on Deputation. They are a special couple who has adopted 9 Colombian children. The Rimas are here in Colombia again to adopt 5 more Colombian girls! Please pray for them as they raise these children for HIM! Here Bro. Rima is greeting the church.~
~Melanie greeting the church people on Sunday...since some people weren't there when she greeted the church on Thursday.~
~Kimberly and Natalie teaching Sunday school!~
~Dedicating Jimmy's new little niece, Stephanie.~
~Kimberly passing out the cookies after church.~
~We were sooooo HAPPY to see our dear friends Felipe and Paula again. Here Felipe is holding baby Mary.~
~The Rimas and Felipe and Paula came over for Skyline chili. I had made this especially for Bro. Jimmy and his family for we had invited them over for Sunday dinner too. (Bro. Jimmy LOVES Skyline!) But then, dear Sis. Farly was VERY SICK and they couldn't come! =(
~Felipe, Paula, Kimberly and Melanie. It was so nice that Melanie could speak Spanish as well. The 4 of them had a nice time visiting together.~
We had a good Lord's day! Coming soon...a post of Melanie and our family's visit to the school kids in Paraiso.
Dec. 18th, 2015 found us coming back to the U.S.A. from South America, but to continue working as full-time missionaries with our mission. With our Children's age, we have been planning for years to come back at this time. We remain under appointment with Global Holiness Mission to continue serving Colombia and Argentina. We will be making trips to teach, preach, and disciple the nationals on the fields. Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him!
~Baby Abigail's birthday cake~
~Give a Lady a Fun Pair of Shoes...and she'll be your Friend for Life!~
~My Fun Rainbow Cake!~
For Elijah and Mary's graduation using the colors of Crayons.
Super moist choc. cupcakes w/ mocha icing!~
Click on picture for recipe
~Our baby Abigail Elizabeth~
This is her hospital pic...less than 24 hours old.
You are welcome to take a peek into our exciting lives! We have served Jesus for nearly 8 years in Colombia and nearly 2 years in Argentina! Now that we are serving our people with missions trips from out of the States, we will also be ministering via digital and written ministry in Spanish and English for those that are on the field. We so appreciate all of y'all's prayers for us! None of this would be possible if it weren't for a team effort of you and others like you. God has been doing great things, let's ask and expect more from Him! We are a close family that loves to do things together. Those things include sharing God's love, going places together, baking and having company, singing, and thanking God for each moment! We are delighted with our 6 sweet children with which God has blessed us, and love being a "team" for Jesus! ~Heather~